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Film Studies

Film Studies Test 1
Credited with early film in France.
Lumiere Brothers
camera does NOT move, lends is focused down from long-shot to a close-up while the picture is still being shown
visual display is changed rapidly enough for the eye to be fooled into seeing movement
Apparent Motion
Shot of small object or part of face that fills the screen
extreme close up
camer IS moving smoothly towards or away from object
camera shot usually a cutaway showing a reaction to an action
reaction shot
early device that showed apparent motion
number of frames per second
subject or actor and setting are equal parts in frame
the direction and height from which a camera takes a scene
mount for a motion picture camera which moves to isolate movement of camera from operator
steady cam
angle that looks down at what is being photographed
vertical movement of camera while it stays in a fixed position
division of screen into 2 parts
split screen
credited as the created of the earliest American Film
William Dickson
impression of an imaging merging and then becoming abother
camera swivels (same base position)
sudden change from one shot to another
approximates human vision
eye level
2+ images placed over each other
super impositions
Edison's recording device
Kenetograph, Kenetoscope
first film shown to public in 1891
Dickson's greeting
shot made of action in front of projection screen having still or moving images as a background
process shot
abrupt cut from one scene to another
rather personal" film in early cinema made by Edison and Co.
The Kiss
2 separate images are cut together to create a third meaning
picture gradually appears or disappears from a blank screen
picture that shows fairly small part of a a scene in great detail so it fills the screen
close up
interruption of a continuously filed action by inserting something else
shot which shows all or most of a fairly large subject and usually much of their surroundings
opening shot or sequence, frequently an exterior
establishing shot
in case of standing actor where frame cuts off ankles and feet
medium mlong
jerk, bouncy image creating sense of immediacy or chaos
hand held
shot of two people together
two shot
a picture on a film strip
frequency at which an intermittent light stimulus appears to be completely steady to the observer
critical flicker fusion
forehead to chin
big close up
setting can still be seen- line through chest
medium close
shot made from a camera position close to line of sight of performer who is watching the action shown
point of view
angle in which the camera is below the character, exaggerating their importance
close up shot placed into larger context offering essential detail to the scene
insert shot
type of cut with familiar relation ship between shots, generally a completion of action